Connect to eBay Analytics Data in JRuby

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Create a simple JRuby app with access to live eBay Analytics data.

JRuby is a high-performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. The CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live eBay Analytics data in JRuby. This article shows how to create a simple JRuby app that connects to eBay Analytics data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Configure a JDBC Connection to eBay Analytics Data

Before creating the app, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics\lib).

JRuby natively supports JDBC, so you can easily connect to eBay Analytics and execute SQL queries. Initialize the JDBC connection with the getConnection function of the java.sql.DriverManager class.

You can authenticate to eBay Analytics only via the OAuth 2 authentication method. The eBay Analytics API requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow to authorize the requests.

You can follow the guide in the Help documentation for a step by step guide on how to authenticate using the OAuth 2 protocol.

Built-in Connection String Designer

For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the eBay Analytics JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

java -jar cdata.jdbc.ebayanalytics.jar

Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for eBay Analytics:


Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to eBay Analytics Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: EbayAnalyticsSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

require 'java' require 'rubygems' require 'C:/Program Files/CData/CData JDBC Driver for eBay Analytics 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.ebayanalytics.jar' url = "jdbc:ebayanalytics:OAuthClientId=MyAppID;OAuthClientSecret=MyCertID;RuName=MyRuName;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT ListingName, ClickThroughRate FROM TrafficReportByListing") while ( do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

With the file completed, you are ready to display your eBay Analytics data with JRuby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

jruby -S EbayAnalyticsSelect.rb

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